Saturday, October 25, 2014

Caramel Brownies with Candy


There is an age range in which dressing up for Halloween is not cool.  It's just after you are able to go trick or treating yourself. 



I didn't dress up for Halloween at that time because I didn't want anyone to confuse me for someone young enough to go trick or treating.  


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chocolate Banana Muffins with Peanut Butter Chips


It rained all day today.  I usually walk to work, as I did today.  By the time I arrived at work, my shoes were soaked.  I spent the whole day shivering because of my wet shoes. 


Shivering is a perfect excuse to drink warm drinks.  I drank cup after cup of this yummy orange and cinnamon tea.  What a hardship! 


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vegetable Chile


It is starting to feel like Fall in DC.  It's time for thick, warm soups and stews. 


The colors and flavors of fall are amazing.  There are warm spices, pumpkins, apples, and squashes.  You get to rediscover your warm sweaters and scarves.   Fall is my favorite season.  


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Chips


While the food blogging world is transfixed with pumpkin, I seem to be on a banana roll.  I even plan on making banana muffins tomorrow for breakfast.  I have a permanent hankering for pancakes!  They are just so tasty and easy.  My favorite pancake recipes on my blog are walnut and raisin honey pancakes, German chocolate cake pancakes, and peanut butter pancakes.


Today after work I went to a gym class, and I was the only participant.  That has happened a few times in the past.  I once took a Chinese class where I was regularly the only attendee.  I'm not sure I like it.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Banana Bars with Brown Sugar Frosting


I just got back from Florida!  I went for a three day weekend, and it was wonderful.  I believe I missed a rainy weekend here in DC.


We went to the beach, a large home in Miami called Vizcaya, and the Florida Keys.  It was a busy weekend!  We went kayaking and snorkeling.  Our one regret is that we didn't see any dolphins.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Creamy Gnocchi with Sausage and Asparagus


I'm going to Florida tomorrow.  It will be my first time in Florida.  We are going to fly into Miami and then drive to the Florida Keys. 


I am excited, but I'm surprised the date for our trip has almost arrived.  The trip just sprang up on me.  There are many things I want to see in Florida, but there just isn't enough time.  


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Chocolate Pumpkin Pancakes


My roommate recently told me about a television program called Gran Hotel.  It is set in a fancy hotel in Spain.  It kind of reminds be of Downton Abbey.  



The time period seems the same, and there are simultaneous stories of the wealthy hotel guests and the servants.